Mahindra XUV700-based XUV.e8 to take on Harrier, Safari EV

    The XUV.e8 will have two power outputs with the entry-level variant putting out about 230hp.

    Published On Sep 13, 2023 03:10:00 PM

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    With the XUV400 now on sale, Mahindra’s next mainstream EV contender – the XUV700-based XUV.e8 – is set to hit the showrooms by late 2024. Mahindra has been spotted road testing the XUV700 EV, and in a latest teaser, the XUV700 EV, the XUV700 EV coupe (XUV.e9) and the Mahindra BE.05 EV SUV were seen doing speeds of around 200kph at Mahindra's own test track in Chennai. 

    1. XUV700 EV will come with a three-row cabin
    2. Will share most body panels with the XUV700
    3. Will get EV-specific design tweaks

    Mahindra XUV.e8 will be the EV equivalent of XUV700

    Aimed squarely at the upcoming Harrier and Safari EVs, the XUV700 EV will likely have the XUV.e8 moniker upon launch and has been spotted testing by our readers more than once. While the final product is yet to be seen, patent design leaks earlier have revealed that the XUV.e8 will carry over most of the body panels of the standard XUV700, and is also expected to have similar interior bits with some EV-specific tweaks.

    The XUV700 EV in production spec will have a unique fascia – up front, it will get a full-width LED light bar that will extend vertically into the bumper. The front grille will be all new and completely sealed, and will be flanked by an all-new headlamp design.

    The XUV700 EV will continue to have flush door handles, but will come with a new alloy wheel design. There aren’t major changes expected at the rear, however, a connected LED light bar and new rear bumper design can be expected. The XUV700 EV (XUV e.8) will also get unique copper-themed design highlights that made its debut in the XUV400 EV.

    Mahindra XUV700 EV (XUV.e8): what else is known

    The XUV.e8 will measure 4,740mm in length, 1,900mm in width and 1,760mm in height, and will have a wheelbase of 2,762mm. That means it will be 45mm longer, 10mm wider and 5mm taller than the XUV700, while the wheelbase will be longer by just 7mm. Mahindra had previously confirmed that the XUV.e8 will come with an 80kWh battery and all-wheel drive tech, with two power outputs – 230hp and 350hp.

    Mahindra XUV700 EV (XUV.e8) launch timeline

    Mahindra has confirmed that the XUV700 EV (XUV.e8) will go on sale by late 2024. This means it will launch more or less around the same time as its direct rivals from Tata – the Harrier EV and the Safari EVs. The SUV coupe version – XUV.e9 – will follow soon after.

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    Mahindra XUV400 EV gets Rs 1.25 lakh discount for second month in a row

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